Jeanette L. Dylla, 71

Jeanette Lee Dylla, age 71, of Litchfield, formerly of Dassel and Cokato, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at her home.

She was born May 3, 1946, in Litchfield, the daughter of Lawrence and Violet (Olson) Dahlman.

Jeanette grew up in Dassel, and lived a short time in Cokato, before moving to Litchfield, where she raised her children and had lived for many years.

She graduated from Dassel High School, and continued her education at Ridgewater College.

Jeanette was a store clerk and a waitress during her early years of marriage, then worked as a nursing assistant at Emmanuel Home, before going back to nursing school and getting her LPN degree. The Cosmos nursing home was the last place that she worked. She was very passionate about nursing and missed it greatly.

Zion Lutheran Church was her church home for many years. She stayed strong in her faith by watching religious programs on television and listening to local services on the radio.

Jeanette enjoyed gardening, bird watching, antiques, crafting, and going to flea markets and garage sales. She loved spending time with her grandchildren – they meant the world to her.

She always had a special place in her heart for animals, and found comfort and joy in her pet cats and dogs that she loved like her own kids.

Jeanette is survived by her previous husband Chuck Dylla of Litchfield; children Carolyn (John) Steman of Litchfield, David (Danita) Ohm of Montrose, and Julie Ohm (David) of Elmore, MN; three grandchildren: Jessica (Luke) Euerle, Alex Besendorf, and Jacob Kendall; and one great-granddaughter on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandparents.

A memorial service took place Thursday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. at the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield, with visitation after the service until 6 p.m.

Arrangements were with the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield. An online guestbook can be found at www.johnsonhagglund.com.

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